What is now the name of the new distribution? Ångström or Angstrom? You see what happens? The distribution now have two names. And this is the reason while I wrote Ångström is a stupid name for a linux distribution with a international community.
I see no problem. With my character set at least, the two would not be confused for different names. It looks different, I like it, you might not, had luck.
Why I quote this two statements? Because in my opinion the second statement conflicts with the first. The second statement includes the words "user friendly" but the first statmenent say, that the position of the users doesn't matter. Only the maintainers must like what the do. Users doesn't matter.
The choice of name was discussed ad nauseum on IRC & the mailing lists - I can't see how to get more inclusive than that.
Sorry to say this, but this was a problem of Open Zaurus. It isn't really user friendly. It is more a project from developers for developers.
Indeed it is, that's why we are always harping on about getting other people to join - to write docs & HowTos, and even those less experienced to decide what they have troubles with and try to fix those problems by submitting patches.
It is Ok that the developers decide what to do in their spare time. I wouldn't make it differently.
Your post is negative, yet you say you'd do it the same way - this is odd. I could have accepted a similar post with the above comment if you'd said what you could/would do to fix the problem. But no.
but a little more user integration would be good and I think it would bring more developers directly or indirectly to Angstrom (for example Application developers)
I agree, and this is what I and others have been trying to do - what would you suggest?
and it is not a open user friendly developer community
I disagree, to take myself as an example of the people in our community, I don't think I'm overly unfriendly, however I do get annoyed with people being negative and not having any solutions - I really don't think you've added anything by your last post.
In general on IRC, mailing lists, etc. (and this is not just OZ) everyone is doing this in his/her spare time so if you get terse replies it may be that the person you're talking to doesn't have time to write a full reply and is just giving you enough of a hint for you to find the answer yourself, or that you've undervalued their time (by not searching and googling to work [at least some] stuff out, and simply expecting a solution which is a readily available - this is something which really rather annoys me I must admit)
Maybe my feeling is wrong but it is my feeling.
P.S. I can sympathise with Mickeyl - we all do this in out spare time, especially looking at the forum and answering questions - we should cut the negativity, unless it's associated with a reasonable solution, otherwise it stops being fun.